So they say anyway. I may have just made that up as well.
I am sorry dear readers for my inconsistency this last few weeks, real life has been a challenge and WoW is also causing me struggles.
First RL – I am generally just home later these days and given how early we are awake in the morning it is just struggle city to get motivation for more than dinner and bed. This has not been helped with recent transport issues and delays on my line causing me to get home even later than usual. My anger levels have been spiking. Mixed with some medical things and it all just means “no” to game time mentally.
Secondly – WoW. Long time readers of mine will know i adore Warcraft and Blizzard. I very rarely complain about xpacs overall and how the game is developing but this xpac is getting pretty close to Drainor for me. When I get home with my total hour of free time before bed, I cannot justify logging on to do one thing which takes 30-40 minutes and know that isn’t really getting me any closer to achieving anything.
Perfect example a few nights ago our group decided to run a mythic (I worked from home) so whilst we were waiting for Michael to eat, Drew and I jumped online to kill the weekly boss – which should have taken 15 minutes max by the time you get a group happening etc. As we killed the boss he reset or we phased or something and we had to spend another 10 minutes killing him again. Neither Drew or myself got a piece of gear out of that. That was nearly 30 minutes gone for nothing as we were basically the first 10 in the group we had to wait for others to join.
I am time poor; I get that it is my issue, but I feel like even if I logged in every single night for 30 minutes I wouldn’t ever complete a “thing”. Islands can’t all be completed in one session, LFR queues take 30-40 minutes for also no gear (whenever I have queued for them), the warfront takes about 40 minutes and good luck for gear on that one as well if the 370 quest isn’t up and world quests are pretty badly spaced I can only manage to get one emissary group done generally because it takes so long to get to some areas (not all I know!!)
I appreciate they have made it way more accessible for people who are time poor, but they have almost made it harder because gear is so difficult to get. I much prefer being able to save up tokens of some sort from consistent drops so I know I will be able to buy a piece in a set amount of time if nothing else has dropped for me.
All of this has combined into me just not wanting to log into game knowing I really only have limited time. Why can’t I win the lotto and quit work to become a WoW addict proper?
2 Replies to “Inconsistency breeds unhappiness”
I can relate to what you describe here, being time poor myself.
It´s a balance, getting joy out of the game, but at the same time also feeling progress. The larger WoW gets, the harder it becomes for those of us with such limited time, because we simply cannot do it all. It´s cherry picking and trying to make minimum effort with maximum results possible.
It sounds as if you would benefit from a list? 🙂 To say check to, and to keep track and remind you, of what you can actually do with your time? And perhaps write down what to avoid, which time sinks to stay away from 🙂
Just feels like everything is a time sink to be honest 🙂 hahahah I might try a list but I Still have to want to do the content like getting my reputations up! I do want flying…eventually….